You’ve just sold your first piece through Bluethumb. This is huge!
Congratulations from the whole team. We’re sure that the collector who bought your piece will be thrilled with their purchase.
What to do next?
This is a great time to bring more attention to your profile.
Read through 'How to get my artwork ready for shipping' before handing over your artwork to the couriers.
Check that you have more available art on your profile. "Just Sold" attracts a lot of traffic and artists are very likely to get more attention when they've just sold a piece.
Share this news on social media - update your social media pages to link to your Bluethumb profile (here's how). This brings more traffic to your profile on Bluethumb. More traffic, increased interaction with your art, better popularity score for your artworks and more chances of selling soon again - it's a full circle.
Take a minute to understand Bluethumb's marketing, and how you can use it to your advantage.
If you have a website/portfolio, link from it to your Bluethumb profile so visitors have a way to purchase your work easily. Here are a few Bluethumb artists who're doing it - William Holt, Tony Belobradjic, Meredith Howse. It's simple and easy to implement. Although, if you're not sure, feel free to let me know and I'll assist you with that.
We’d love if you could get the artwork all packed up and ready to go to its new home. We know – they grow up too fast!
Check out this video for some basic pointers about packing your work.
Make sure the artworks are signed and dated (front or back).
If they were marked as 'Ready to Hang', make sure there's a string or a wire at the back so they can be hung straight out of the box.
Add in a personal, hand-written, note along with the artwork.
A certificate of authenticity has been included. If you have a design template of your own - fantastic. If not, you can use ours (see attached).
Lastly, understand your invoice and keep it safely if you're registered for GST.
Keep up the good work and there will be more.